Saturday, July 24, 2021

IOTC adopts resolution to rebuild yellowfin tuna stock, but NGOs question its effectiveness

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The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) agreed to reduce the total allowable catch for yellowfin tuna after months of pressure from non-governmental organisations and...

NZ 13 tonnes of shark fins exported overseas each year

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New Zealand is exporting 13 tonnes of shark fins each year despite the practice being banned in the country's waters since 2014. New figures obtained...
Oceans

End war on nature and ensure ocean health, UN chief says in message for...

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Ending the “war on nature” must be part of global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday in his...
Fukishima Nuclear

Japanese nuclear wastewater to be treated before discharge into Pacific

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Japan's Government says nuclear wastewater it plans to dump into the Pacific Ocean will be treated. Earlier this year it announced plans indicating that 1.25...

Doco highlights calls for halt to deep sea mining

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Last week's launch of a film documentary, Setting the Boundaries - Voices from the Last Frontier is part of a regional series focusing on...

FFA study on marine pollution to boost compliance with fishing rules

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The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) is stepping up efforts to stop the dumping of plastic waste at sea in the western and...

Fisheries Operation celebrates 20 years of protecting Pacific waters

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Operation Tui Moana, a regional fisheries surveillance operation covering the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) of Cook Islands, Fiji, Niue, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga and Tuvalu...

Simply no scenario’ where humanity can survive on an ocean-free planet

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The world must harness “clear, transformative and actionable solutions” to address the ocean crisis, the President of the UN General Assembly said on Tuesday,...

If it’s safe, dump it in Tokyo. We in the Pacific don’t want Japan’s...

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By Joey Tau and Talei Luscia Mangioni Earlier this month, the Japanese government announced plans to discharge 1m tonnes of radioactive wastewater accruing since the...

Forum SG Dame Meg Taylor statement regarding Japan decision to release ALPS treated water...

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In my capacity as Depositary of the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty (Treaty of Rarotonga), as Pacific Ocean Commissioner, and on behalf of...

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Tokyo 2020 Games opens with spectacular but subdued celebrations

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By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor in Tokyo Japan delivered on its theme of ‘United by Emotion’ for the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Games -...

Samoa Appeals Court declares FAST Government; impasse over

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Vanuatu rower placed sixth in men’s single scull event but hopes for repechage comeback

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By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor at the Tokyo 2020 Games Vanuatu’s flag bearer at the Tokyo 2020 Games due to open tonight was the first...